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Byron Center dominates Holland


BYRON CENTER, Mich. (WZZM) -- Byron Center tallied eight touchdowns and torched Holland 58-26 in a wild shootout Friday night.

The Bulldogs dominated WZZM's Game of the Week by outscoring the Dutch 28-6 at the half.

Byron Center (4-1) scored 23 points in the third quarter.


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Robber armed with knife holds up Holland Walgreens


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are looking for the man who held up a Walgreens store in Holland Thursday evening.

Officers were dispatched to the store at 720 Washington around 7:12 p.m. The suspect entered the store, approached the checkout, threatened the cashier with a knife, and demanded the cash in the register. The suspect grabbed an unknown amount of money out of the drawer and ran. No one was hurt.

A K9 unit tracked the suspect, but lost the trail a few blocks east of the store, according to police.

Investigators describe the suspect as a black male in his 30s or 40s, about 6' tall, with a scruffy beard. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a dark blue or black button-down shirt with sleeves cut off at the elbow, and grey pants.

Pumpkinfest Celebrates 30 Years – Kids Activities Abound!

Pumpkinfest Celebrates 30 Years – Kids Activities Abound!

Pumpkinfest will be celebrating its 30-year anniversary this October 2, 3 and 4. The annual Zeeland tradition is a celebration of fall, family, friends, food and all things pumpkin!  This multi-generational event has something for everyone but especially young kids!  This year’s Pumpkinfest hosts, “KidZfest” which is a full line-up fun activities that are all located in or near downtown Zeeland. Some of  the events include:

 

Decorate Your Bike / Bike Contest / Bike Parade:  Sponsors: Main Street Bicycle / ZQuest School

Decorate: Thurs. & Fri., 4pm-7pm / Sat., 10am-1:30pm - At KidZfest booth.

Contest Begins: Sat., 2pm - In front of Main St. Bicycle Co. – 201 E.

My Town: Rangers rally for Gilda's Club in inaugural game Sept. 26

My Town: Rangers rally for Gilda's Club in inaugural game Sept. 26

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Forest Hills Central’s varsity football team is taking the battle against cancer onto the gridiron this week, with an inaugural game benefit ting Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

The Rangers will take on West Ottawa Friday, Sept. 26 in the charity game at the FHC stadium.  Tailgating will start at 6 p.m. and kick-off is 7 p.m. All proceeds from the event will go to Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.  For additional information, contact Kathleen Buzzitta at kathleenswanson@hotmail.com (616) 308-1646.

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids provides emotional support to cancer patients and their loved ones through networking, workshops and community activities.  The nonprofit organization serves more than 10,000 people each year at its two club houses in Grand Rapids and Lowell and five community centers.  

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Companies seeking workers for Holland jobs


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Ottawa County job developers are hosting a hiring event today in Holland to help job seekers line up new work with companies in West Michigan.

More than 200 positions are available at today's event at the Michigan Works! Holland Service Center, 121 Clover Street.

Five employers are taking part in the event: MOKA, Dialogue Direct, Walters Gardens Inc., Grand Rapids Building Services, and Kelly Services hiring for Haworth.

The hiring event allows job seekers to speak with representatives with the companies, which have open positions they want to fill.

The employers will be holding meetings at the following times today:

Man arrested after allegedly robbing female acquaintance


HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two people were arrested following the report of an armed robbery early Monday morning.

A Grand Rapids woman says she and her boyfriend were at the home of someone they knew around 3:45 a.m. when that individual, a 24-year-old Holland Township man, pulled a gun on them and demanded money. The victims gave him money, left the scene in the 12000 block of Renwood Dr., and called police.

When the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office responded, the suspect was arrested. Deputies also made contact with other people at the home who eventually came out after initially refusing to do so. Tactical officers entered the home on a warrant, secured some evidence, and arrested another individual on the scene on an outstanding warrant.

other occupants refused to come out; eventually they did; tactical officers entered home on warrant, got evidence; arrested another individual on outstanding warrant.

College Night at Hope College on Sept. 25 to Feature Several Colleges and Universities

Families and students engaged in the college search will have the opportunity to connect with several colleges and universities during the Holland Area College Night, which will be hosted by Hope College in Holland on Thursday, Sept. 25.

                        The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse, and will feature representatives and information from colleges and universities from across Michigan as well as throughout the Midwest and elsewhere in the country.  In addition, the evening will include two 30-minute information sessions regarding the financial aid process starting at 6:45 p.m.